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A KC-10A Extender from the 60th Air Mobility Wing prepares for an aerial refueling in a training competition at Pope Air Force Base.  
60th Air Mobility Wing

Home base: Travis Air Force Base, California

Destination: Persian Gulf region

Aircraft: KC-10 Extender refueling aircraft

Units: The 60th Wing includes the 6th and 9th refueling squadrons, which fly KC-10 Extenders. The wing also has two squadrons that fly C-5 Galaxy transports.

Duties: The KC-10's primary mission is aerial refueling. It can carry more than 356,000 pounds of fuel in its six tanks, and can fly up to 75 people and nearly 170,000 pounds of cargo about 4,400 miles (7,040 kilometers) without refueling.

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